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Nutrition essential for mothers, babies

The importance of proper nutrition is constantly stressed in the news these days, thanks, in part, to a lot of research on specific diseases, human and genetic development and obesity. We already know that proper nutrition is the foundation of good health for people in all stages of life.

August 18, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 18-25

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering 'twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side.

August 18, 2010 | | Things to Do


Chef challenge for McDonald House

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Ronald McDonald House will host the Chef of the House Challenge on Aug. 23-29. It will be an "Iron Chef"-inspired fundraiser with a twist - competitors will bring their own challengers. The event, which benefits the Savannah Ronald McDonald House, will feature amateurs and culinary masters with a passion for cooking, grilling and giving back to the community.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Brad Bryant is accepting applications for the 2010-11 student advisory council.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Backpack safety goes beyond back pain

When it comes to backpack safety, most people tend to think about injuries caused by a heavy backpack or one worn improperly. However, there are other dangers associated with backpacks and caution should be used.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Ground Zero is no place for mosque

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is some sort of bigot. In a speech about the ground zero mosque and religious freedom, Bloomberg stipulated that "it is fair to ask the organizers of the mosque to show some special sensitivity to the situation."

August 18, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Cancer books a summer gig in Darien

On July 19, I had a dentist appointment to get my teeth cleaned. I go every three months because my gums are bad from childhood neglect, plus I like going to see Erica, my hygienist. She laughs at all of my jokes. Also, I like having clean and shiny teeth, unlike some of my Flounder Creek brethren who prefer a dull shade of green.

August 18, 2010 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


Savannah Tech increases course offerings

SAVANNAH - Students attending Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus have more options than ever in pursuing business career paths by enrolling in the management and supervisory development program. Students may earn an associate's degree, diploma or human resources specialist technical certificate of credit, which is also embedded in the degree.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Statesboro plant to create 400 jobs

STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.

A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.

August 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Bryan bucks statewide GOP results

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal won the state's Republican nomination Tuesday in the primary runoff for governor, but if it was up to Bryan County, his challenger Karen Handel would be on the ballot in November.

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | State, National News


Pembroke plans to hold line on millage rate

Pembroke reportedly won't raise its millage rate in 2011, despite a decline in the city's tax digest of nearly $1.3 million.

August 16, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | News


Fort Stewart unit adopts school

August 16, 2010 | | Education


No one injured when car hits day care

Other than some plywood covering the hole in the wall, it was pretty much business as usual for The Children's Village daycare the day after a vehicle ran into the facility near the corner of Hwy. 17 and Harris Trail Road.

August 16, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Council tables request for city center services

The Richmond Hill City Council has put on hold a request from city center management to increase operations at the new facility, citing concerns of creating more competition for local businesses.

August 16, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Scientists, downside of science

Reporters and commentators frequently cite scientists as support for positions. In headlines, scientists assess disasters ("Scientists say Gulf spill is way worse than estimated"), bolster environmental actions ("Scientists say mountaintop mining should be stopped") even to make the obvious official ("Drought grips some of Harris County, scientists say").

August 16, 2010 | By Harold Brown Columnist | Opinion


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Bryan County Middle School spring sports on the rise

The Bryan County Middle School soccer team showed some real improvement this year as Coach Tracy Robinson and Coach Kim Greeson led the charge.

April 16, 2014 | By Mario Mincey Special to the News | Local sports


County is NFIP compliant

Despite a report to the contrary in the Federal Register, unincorporated Bryan County is compliant with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a press release issued Monday by Bryan's planning and zoning department.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Easter comes early

Under bright blue skies and balmy temperatures, hundreds of local children got an early start on gathering their Easter candy when they scooped up more than 13,000 candy-filled eggs at the Consumed Church on Longwood Blvd.

April 16, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

State transportation board member Ann Purcell talked road projects Monday as keynote speaker at a breakfast launching Georgia Cities Week in Richmond Hill.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Thriller novelist at Book Festival

SAVANNAH - International bestselling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Small talk by way of deep thought

MOULTRIE - Today at the breakfast club, not a mention was made of the Ukrainian crisis, the missing Malaysian airliner or Obamacare - nary a word. It was all about small talk. Small talk, but by way of deep thought.

April 15, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


How to handle life's curveballs

Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.

April 15, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Item's story is important

For years, I blamed it on those royal-blue suede high-heel pumps. The ones with the ridiculously tall, spiked heel and absurdly pointed toe. I was 22 when I bought them, 36 when I donated them to the Salvation Army.

April 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Governor to speak at GSU graduation

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has selected the Gov. Nathan Deal and the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna Jemelleh Coes as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Hats off to single parents

I don't believe in illness. OK, perhaps I should rephrase that - I don't believe in a minor illness' ability to keep me down. Unless I'm dragging a limb, hospitalized or totally unable to keep food down at all, I refuse to disrupt my ultra-busy daily routine to do silly things like "rest" or "recuperate."

April 15, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Earth Day: Get up and get out there

THE LAWS OF physics dictate that nature abhors a vacuum. A related but lesser known axiom postulates that you can't love nature if you're inside vacuuming.

April 15, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Stewart/Hunter to host cemetery tour

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will host its annual Spring Historic Communities Council Meeting and cemetery visit Friday.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Spring book sale a success

Editor, The annual Spring Book and Yard Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library on Saturday, April 5, was a resounding success. Although FOL offers books for sale every day in the library, the spring and fall sales are special events that raise the majority of the funds the group contributes to meet the library's needs.

April 14, 2014 | | Opinion


There's a lot to be said for peace and quiet

Some of my favorite memories involve time being quiet.

April 14, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


What will you do with this one called Jesus?

Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.

April 14, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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